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Ethan Hawke Is Reportedly Now Playing Doctor Strange

8:14 PM 10/1/2014 by Binh Ngo
Ethan Hawke
If This Is Famous is correct, Ethan Hawke, not Joaquin Phoenix, will be playing the titular character in Marvel's Doctor Strange. Hawke has reportedly accepted the role over the weekend and is now in contract talks.

'Interstellar' Debuts Final Trailer, Announces Early IMAX Bow

1:52 PM 10/1/2014 by Jeff Giles
Interstellar
Can't wait to see Matthew McConaughey shot into space? Good news: Paramount and Warner Bros. have announced an earlier Interstellar release date for those of us lucky enough to live within driving distance of an IMAX theater: Starting November 5, two days before the movie goes wide, it'll screen in advance showings in 240 locations across the U.S.

'Zombieland 2' Lurches Back to Life

1:45 PM 10/1/2014 by Jeff Giles
Zombieland
It's five years old and most of its cast seems like a virtual lock not to return for a sequel, but Zombieland looks like it's still finally getting a follow-up installment, courtesy of screenwriter Dave Callaham and original director Ruben Fleischer.

'Angry Birds' Announces Voice Cast

1:29 PM 10/1/2014 by Jeff Giles
Angry Birds
If there were any doubt that Sony's pursuing a comedic angle with its upcoming animated adaptation of Rovio's wildly popular Angry Birds game, today's announcement that the voice cast has been thoroughly stocked with comedy stars should put it safely to rest. Led by Saturday Night Live vet Jason Sudeikis and co-starring a number of his former co-stars, including Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader, the production certainly seems like it's after the laugh factor.

'Taken 3' Trailer: Liam Neeson Is Back in Action

2:15 PM 9/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
Taken 3
It hardly seemed like the stuff of a trilogy in the making when it debuted in 2008, but Taken made a ton of money while repositioning Liam Neeson as an unlikely late-blooming action hero, so here we are, months away from what's supposedly the final installment in the Taken franchise.

You Are Getting a Live-Action 'Tetris' Movie Whether You Like It or Not

2:00 PM 9/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
Tetris
Excepting the odd tax dodge scheme, Hollywood tends to operate under fairly basic math principles, and no matter how catastrophically stupid some of us might find studios' decisions, even the biggest duds do tend to eventually inch toward breaking even, which is why, despite notorious bombs like Battleship and Super Mario Bros., the film industry still insists on making movies "inspired" by toys and video games.

Tommy Wirkola Abandons 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Sequel

1:47 PM 9/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
Hansel Gretel Witch 2
In case any of you have been holding your breath for a Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters sequel, you might want to let it out and start pinning your hopes on something more reasonable. After hanging around waiting for Paramount and MGM to greenlight the follow-up -- and writing the script -- director Tommy Wirkola has decided to move on to other projects.

Netflix Announces Day-and-Date 'Crouching Tiger' Sequel, Theater Chains Declare War

1:35 PM 9/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
CTHD
If nothing else, the emergence of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video has been great for fans of industry infighting; the sheer spectacle of watching deep-pocketed conglomerates vie for customers' bandwidth has produced a succession of eyebrow-raising pacts that have spawned everything from the return of Arrested Development to the ability to binge-watch the entire series runs of Cheers, Family Ties, and Magnum P.I.

Babak Najafi to Direct 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel

11:55 AM 9/30/2014 by Binh Ngo
Babak Najafi
Scandinavian helmer Babak Najafi has come on board to direct the Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen, THR has learned. He is replacing Fredrik Bond who has dropped out of the project nearly two weeks ago over "creative differences."

New Film Reveals Behind the Scenes Disaster of Dr. Moreau

9:44 PM 9/29/2014 by Fred Topel
Richard Stanley trying to make The Island of Dr. Moreau
The 1996 remake of The Island of Dr. Moreau was not a big hit, and Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer were known to be difficult. However, the degree to which the film was a disaster in the making has now been chronicled in the documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr.

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